SOA Talk:

June, 2012

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June 26, 2012  7:31 PM

Caterpillar tackles transformation with portfolio tools



Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Enterprise architecture, legacy modernization, Project management

With well over $100 billion in revenues, Caterpillar, Inc. is the world's largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment. It has also been accumulating acquisitions at a frenzied pace in recent years, complicating an already complex IT environment. It was that experience that...

June 21, 2012  5:51 PM

Red Hat unveils the JBoss Way, drives toward mobile, cloud and big data



Posted by: James Denman
Cloud Services, data analytics, jboss, Mobile, Open source software

Yesterday, JBoss and RedHat made a few preliminary product announcements before the upcoming combination JBoss World / Red Hat Summit 2012 event scheduled for June 26-29. Their primary push was for the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 6, but there was also...


June 20, 2012  5:03 PM

On courting discerning API developers



Posted by: Jack Vaughan
API

The process of attracting independent developers to public APIs has gained importance as the app store marketplace proves increasingly relevant and lucrative. Unfortunately, many companies trying to woo developers with their APIs are using marketing techniques that have little...


June 13, 2012  7:49 PM

Alaska freight tracking made easier by open source messaging software



Posted by: James Denman
Java, Messaging, middleware, Open source software

Reliable messaging can be hard to achieve in difficult terrains. This was apparent as we met up recently with a lead developer of a major freight company that specializes in shipping to and from far flung facilities in Alaska.

Rob Terpilowski, lead...


June 13, 2012  5:39 PM

Reporter’s notebook: Hadoop, cloud testing and more



Posted by: Jack Vaughan
Cloud Services, hadoop, Software testing

Perhaps the most famous Big Data technology, Hadoop has gained a following over the years led by Web giants such as Yahoo and Facebook. As time goes on, Hadoop adoption continues to climb. Still, its complexity has made it difficult for smaller enterprises to jump on the...


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